63points

Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
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Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1
63
points
89
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Why is Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 85g lighter
    160gvs245g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 19Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs22Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

160g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.sweat resistant
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

22Hz

3Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

22000Hz

28000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

5.has a neodymium magnet
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.Has WiFi
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Monster DNA On-Ear-Headphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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